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Winter NAMM 2016: AKG K67 DJ Headphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m924Scjx6EM Sweetwater stops by the AKG booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out K67 DJ headphones. See Sweetwater's Winter NAMM 2016 Show Report to check out the latest music gear for... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Massive Winter NAMM 2016 Report!

Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is the biggest trade show of the year for the musical instrument and pro audio industry. Each January, manufacturers, retailers, and the press gather in Anaheim... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016 Preview

It's less than a week until the doors open on the most important trade show in the musical instrument and pro audio industry, Winter NAMM! Held in Anaheim, California, Winter NAMM brings together manufacturers... Read more »

Eagles’ Glenn Frey dead at age 67

Eagles vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Glenn Frey passed away today in New York City from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He had been ill for several weeks... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Pro Tools Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released Pro Tools for Musicians: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!, a new 50-page guide meant for any and all Pro Tools users — musicians, engineers, songwiters, and... Read more »

Pioneer DJ Unveils Next-generation CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2

Pioneer DJ has taken their flagship pro DJ set-up a giant leap forward with the new CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2. Combining new features and even better audio quality, the new items offer more accurate and natural... Read more »

David Bowie Passes

David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, has passed away after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. His death comes two days after the release of his latest album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. A native... Read more »

Numark NS7III DJ Controller Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paoyao0yuzw Numark's flagship NS7III DJ control system is one of the most comprehensive Serato rigs ever made. It's designed to satisfy both the most demanding controllerist and the... Read more »

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Artist Interview

What was the most-watched Sweetwater artist interview video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slfzjawcvUg Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDSB5AxOrQ... Read more »

Happy New Year!

From everyone here at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe, happy, prosperous, and musical 2016!

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe and joy-filled holiday!

Waves introduces Element 2.0

Waves' Element virtual analog polyphonic synthesizer offers dual oscillators with sync, four LFOs, and an extensive modulation matrix; built-in effects including chorus, delay, reverb, distortion, bit crusher, and... Read more »

Buy MASCHINE, Get 7 Free Expansions

Native Instruments is offering a smoking deal to purchasers of MASCHINE (black or white), MASCHINE STUDIO (black or white), or MASCHINE MIKRO (black or white) through January 4, 2016: purchase one of these MASCHINE... Read more »

Avid Announces Pro Tools 12.4

Avid has announced the latest version of Pro Tools, v12.4 will be available in late December, 2015. The new version adds Track Freeze, which joins Commit and Track Bounce as methods for reclaiming CPU power during... Read more »

Akai Professional MPC Touch Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWVBYBtcy1Y Rich Curtis from Akai presents the MPC Touch. Equipped with classic MPC pads, essential hands-on controls, and an amazing 7" multi-touchscreen, MPC Touch lets you get your... Read more »

7 Gifts That Will Fit in a Stocking

It's that time of year — gift-giving season is upon us! (And don't forget, gift season also means gift receiving!) Don't procrastinate, get your wish list ready now for your friends and family. If you need... Read more »

6 Essential Home Studio Building Blocks

A home studio may be the ultimate facilitator of creative freedom for a musician. Where else can you create, totally unfettered by the clock, free to experiment for as long as you like? That's something you'd... Read more »

Novation Circuit Synthesizer/Sequencer Workstation Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlys6Jvxolw Mitch Gallagher gives an overview of the Novation Circuit, a 2-part synth and 4-part drum machine with built-in sequencing. This standalone groove box, with its onboard... Read more »

Income Tax Planning for Musicians

If you're in the business of creating, performing, or recording music, there are steps you can take to make the most of your year-end gear purchases and potential tax deductions. But you need to wrap these up by... Read more »

Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 are Here!

Steinberg has released the latest version of Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist, version 8.5! Perhaps the biggest news is VST Transit, a cloud collaboration system that allows musicians around the globe to easily work... Read more »

Win Big in the Annual GearFest Raffle from pureMix

Our friends at pureMix have launched their annual GearFest raffle — and you could win big! But there's more to this raffle than just a chance to win great prizes. Each entrant in the raffle qualifies to view... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

From everyone at Sweetwater, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving holiday! inSync will return tomorrow!

The Vocalist’s Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing

Want to kick your vocal abilities up a notch? Need to learn how to warm up? How can you take care of and preserve your voice? Why should you keep a bag of potato chips handy in the studio? All these questions and... Read more »

New Beat-making Tutorials from Propellerheads

The Propellerheads are back with two more Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet tutorials, this time covering Liquid Drum 'n' Bass and Trip Hop . Not into making beats or EDM? These are still awesome production tutorials that... Read more »